• September 19, 1920 - September 20, 1920
  • 9:30 AM
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India - 721302
  • +91-3222-282435

National Digital Library of India (NDLI)

a project of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India and executed by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), nationally facilitates setting up of digital repositories/libraries and awareness building about copyright and evolving paradigm of rights in the era of digital libraries.

Rights related matters of digital objects, especially with respect to online cultural heritage, are international in nature. An international consortium called RightsStatements.org, of which NDLI is a member, has drawn up statements describing the rights of use that may be assigned to digital objects. These statements, called RightsStatements, are interoperable rights and reuse information for digital Culture and Heritage contents. Leading digital libraries of the world, like Europeana, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and New York Public Library (NYPL) have adopted RightsStatements in their libraries.

NDLI, in its endeavor to build awareness in the country about the paradigm of rights in the domain of digital libraries and to facilitate adoption of RightsStatements for affixing standardized rights and reuse information for digital Culture and Heritage contents, is organizing a one and half-day National Workshop on Adoption of RightsStatements for Digital Libraries in India to make the organizations involved in Culture and Heritage contents and library aware about RightsStatements and to facilitate adoption of RightsStatements. The Workshop will be conducted by RightsStatements experts from Europeana, NYPL and DPLA and leading Copyright experts of India. Also a one and half-day Pre-Workshop Brainstorming Session has been scheduled to deliberate on RightsStatements in the light of Indian Copyright Act. The detailed program schedule is given below. The venue of both is Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal.

Key Speakers and Resource Persons


  • Mr. Paul Keller, Research Fellow, Institute for Information Law (IViR) and Steering Committee Chair of rs.org
  • Mr. Greg Cram, Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy, New York Public Library and Statements Working Group Chair of rs.org

Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur

  • Prof. Padmavati M, Professor and Dean
  • Prof. Shreya Matilal, Associate Professor
  • Prof Prabuddha Ganguli, Visiting Professor

Legal Experts

  • Mr. Hoshiar Singh, Registrar of Copyright, Government of India
  • Mr. Jagdish Sagar

Library Science Expert

  • Prof. Partha Sarathi Mukhopadhyay, Professor, Library and information Science, Kalyani University

National Digital Library of India, IIT Kharagpur

  • Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Professor, Department of Computer & Engineering & Principal Investigator, NDLI Project
  • Prof. Partha Pratim Das, Professor, Department of Computer & Engineering & Joint Principal Investigator, NDLI Project

GLAM Representatives

  • Dr. Ramesh C Gaur, Director (Library & Information), Kalanidhi division, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
  • Prof. Swapan Chakravorty, Ex-Director, National Library
  • Dr. Jagdish Arora, Ex-Director, INFLIBNET
  • Mr. Rajesh Kumar Singh, Director, Central Secratariet Library, Ministry of Culture
  • Mr. Virat Kothari, Head of Department – IT, Gandhi Ashram, Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya
  • Ms. Maya Avasia, Asiatic Society of Bombay
  • Dr. Mayank Trivedi, Librarian, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
  • Dr. Bodhiswatta Mondal, Wikimedia
  • Mr. Sufian Ahmed, Librarian, Sahitya Akademi
  • Ms. Anuradha Vajire, Librarian, Film and Television Institute of India
  • Ms. Neha Paliwal, Sahapedia
  • Dr. Kishore Satpathy, Librarian, Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Memorial Museum & Archives, Indian Statistical Institute